Archives

Christ for all of the Nations of the World

This is a song I heard by Newsboys called He reigns.  I believe Christ is for the whole world to be saved.  Thanks for whoever originally posted this video.  I do not own the copy right, but I was inspired by the video.
To make a clarification on one of my earlier posts, I believe that God also God of Israel as it says in the Old Testament.  His name is YHWH (LORD)  Elohim (Creator consisting of Father, Son, and Spirit) Y’Israel.  That’s who He is and you cannot change who He is.  Just like you cannot change your own ethnicity.  You were born with it.  If you are born in Spain and of Spanish ethnicity and you go to France, and live in France and you and your Spanish spouse give birth in France, to a Spanish child, your child and you are still Spanish.  You cannot change your ethnicity even if you were born in another country.  At the same time we know that God’s Kingdom is not of this world, but is a Heavenly Kingdom, and we are just temporary residents and thank God that that Jesus came in the flesh to die for the sins of the whole world, and now the whole world can rejoice in the rejection of Christ, by the Jews, so that the Jews and Gentiles and the whole world may come to know Christ and we can all be part of God’s Kingdom when we choose Jesus as our Savior!!!!  He is also King of all nations and all Kingdoms and every culture, every race, included in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.  Hallelujah!!!  Amen!!!

For the Multitude of the nations which this blog only covers a few, but Jesus Christ wants the whole world to be His!!!

Repent, Accept Christ, and Choose Christ as your Savior for the time is near.  He loves the whole world.

God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.- Psalm 47:19

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  Psalm 46:10

Advertisements

No other name but the name of Jesus

There is a song by this name –

No other name but the name of Jesus

Is worthy of glory

Worthy of honor

Worthy of power and worthy of fame.

Now not to be confused with the Father who is Jehovah or YHWH, Jesus is the Son of God – the reason why there are two separate entities and the best I can describe it is like a body – you have the whole body which is like the Father, and then you have the heart, which is Christ Himself.  The Father was there with His heart ripped out in order make justification for our sins because Christ was slain from the foundation of the world.  How can that be?  Because Christ is outside of time and the Father created time, so everything is in the present as He is concerned.

So there is only ONE WAY – ONLY ONE WAY – ONLY ONE WAY – to get to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ.  What person wouldn’t want to accept someone who gave their life away so that the whole world can life?  He accepts you no matter what you did before you came to know Him, and He still loves you.  Not even the depths of hell can seperate you from the love of God.

There is a very dangerous set of beliefs right now that tie hinduism and Christianity together called New Age.  And then there’s the Interfaith movement, which just accepts everything.  If you accept Jesus You CANNOT ACCEPT EVERYTHING, or else you would make the Word of God null and void, and if you make the Word of God null and void, then there would be nothing redeemable in life because He is after all our sacrifice.  If you have all those “coexist” bumper stickers out there – take out the “t” because the Cross is not in there.  There is no way Christ talked about “coexisting” with other faiths.  He said that Narrow is the Gate and Few are the ones that find it.  He said that there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for those who don’t believe.

hinduism and Christianity cannot coexist.  Any mixing of anything with Christianity is called syncretism, and is not a pure and true and holy faith.  Time is getting short and there is less and less time for people to spread the word out that get ready – JESUS is coming!!!  Jesus is alive and every other “spiritual leader is dead”.  Jesus had to come down as the Son of God and be submissive to reflect the character of humbleness, which He did by washing the disciples feet.

That’s why there had to be a Son, – there had to be a mediator – Job in the Bible cried out for one man – who would intercede between a Father who is holy and whose wrath is so tremense, who had so many rules because He was testing the people to see if they would really obey Him or not, so then He sent Jesus His Son, down to earth.  The thing that makes the Bible credible from the Jewish Tanak and Torah to the New Testament – Greek and Septuagint- is the fact that there is over 500 prophecies that got filled from the time of the Old Testament until now, and maybe even more.  When someone who is not born again reads the Bible – and they are not filled with the Holy Spirit, or have not accepted Christ as their one and only Savior- they will not be able to get the rhema or revelation, that comes from Him through the Bible so to them it will be another book.  The Holy Spirit then guides them to the truth of God’s Word and it brings Life to those who find it.  Before someone becomes born again, their spirit does not belong to God, but to the enemy, and when they receive Christ, their spirit then becomes the dwelling place for the Holy Spirit, and it takes complete surrender for the spirit to match up to the Holy Spirit.  They may be good people and consider themselves “righteous”, but their righteousness is like filthy rags to God.  And the only way they get cleansed is through the Blood of JESUS.

Before there was the devil, he was called lucifer and he was an angel of light in heaven with God, he was worship leader and he was very beautiful and what the Bible calls a cherub, and he wanted to be God, and he thought he was more beautiful that God and he exalted himself above the throne and was sent crashing down to the second heaven, where the angels and demons dwell and that is called the second heaven.

There were fallen angels called the sons of God back during the time that Noah was on the earth and they were created to teach righteousness with men, but they corrupted themselves by sleeping with the daughters of men and bearing children and those children became giants.

So then lucifer also called satan tempts Eve in the Garden of Eden to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which God has commanded her not to eat so she eats of it, and gives it to Adam (Adam and Eve were the first man and woman on the planet and they were without sin), and after they ate they became exposed to sin.

The whole Bible is showing about how Jesus had to come down and become the blood offering for the sins of the people.  God chose the Jews as a promise to Abraham and His covenant with Him about Isaac – His covenant was through Isaac and to prove that the Bible is accurate – the Hebrew Torah has been preserved throughout generations and the oral tradition has been carried out from generation to generation.  Isaac was a foreshadowing or something to signify or predict that Jesus was coming.  The whole Bible ties in together and is woven so intricately by the hand of God to show the many different ways and facets of Jesus.  There is still only one God and to explain the Father, Son and Spirit is to use the example of the sun – the sun signifies God, and the Light signifies Jesus, and the heat signifies the Holy Spirit.  But God is not the sun – He is much, much greater than the sun.

The first Commandment which still holds true in the New Testament – is to Have no other gods, statues, idols, or molded images before Him (Jehovah or YHWH)- But even Jesus honored that by being submissive to the Father, everything was done for the will of the Father.

The best thing about Jesus is that He came to forgive sins.  The Father God is not the universe, or any other god of any other religion.  He was only revealed to the Jews first through the Abraham and everything else came from Him.  Everything else is a form of idolatry and people that believe in any form of idolatry will be punished, but the best part is God loves you so much He just wants you to be with Him, and if you don’t accept the gift He gave you out of His heart of deep unconditional love then you will not get to know what an awesome God who is different and like no other god that there is.  There is only One God.  Isaiah 43:10 says there is no other god, there never has been, nor shall there be.

John 3:16 – God loved the world so much that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

Only a fool would say in His heart there is no God.

Now I am using an English Word here for “God” – but He is actually called YHWH – which you cannot pronounce, so they call the Father Jehovah in English.  Then there is Adonai and Elohim and many different names of God, which can be found.  But they are all found in the Father – and the Father has not come down in History, only the Son Jesus, and that was once.  The name Jesus is an English name, but His original Hebrew name is Yeshua.  Jesus called Him Daddy, or Abba- which is the Jewish affectionate term or Papa.

Satan is the god of this world, and YHWH is the God of Heaven.  The name Elohim – the Creator of the world, is the name whose English definition causes confusion because it has a double meaning – it can mean God or god, but according to years of rabbinical teachings and translations – the proper context of the words is found.  The scribes had to practice copying the Scriptures down word for word letter by letter for intimate detail and that is why the Law was passed for the season, so that they were allowed to be meticulous so that they could preserve the Word of God.  The term God we actually use now according to Judeo-Christian beliefs is different – the original word was Elohim.  If you really want to get into a study of the meaning of the words of Elohim, then you would have to use a Thayer’s Lexicon or go to Bible College and study that for a long time, and even then unless you are led by the Holy Spirit you could miss the big picture.  It is the word LORD, which is the One True God, the One we have relationship with as Father, and that is JEHOVAH.  The name Yeshua means the “One who saves”, and He is the only One who can save us from our sins.  Hence the name, Savior.

Jesus said, “I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE – NO ONE can get to the Father, except through Me.”

So as the time closes…I repeat myself as I have done – to know if there are any other people that haven’t found Jesus yet – or are convinced that there has to be more than one way or even no way.  Then this is my plead to you.  You have been blinded, and it is time to open your eyes to the Truth.

God justifies the harm of the righteous from the wicked with His wrath

There is a very serious danger going on in our society right now.  There are very serious lusts and degrees of sins, and while we say that grace does cover and grace washes over our sins, but it is the BLOOD OF JESUS, that cleanses from all unrighteousness, it is those who choose to follow God, and continue in no longer sinning.

Galatians 5 says –

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[c] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[d] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Colossians 3 says –

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, [lustful] passion(s), evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (emphasis added)

Matthew 5 says –

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

We have a society that is based on lewdness, evil thoughts, fornications, etc., and even those that are sinners, unless they come into repentance, wrath is waiting for them.  You don’t want to see His wrath.

I posted a video called the Jealousy of God, and He is so jealous for His bride, the bride of Christ, that He will not tolerate any evil to come to her, and when people harm and persecute the Church, watchout, fury from the wrath of God is waiting for them.

Song of Solomon 8

For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy as cruel as the grave;
Its flames are flames of fire,
A most vehement flame.

Vehement means hot, fiery, passionate, intense.

The fireman in the Fantastic Four is nothing compared to the the vehement God who is known as Jealous and who as wrath.

Jesus cried vehement tears to the Father for us – Hebrews 5:7.

Psalm 58 says –

vs. 9 -Before your pots can feel the burning thorns,
He shall take them away as with a whirlwind,
As in His living and burning wrath.
10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
11 So that men will say,
“Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely He is God who judges in the earth.”

Proverbs 11 –

The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

People don’t see the power of our God, the One who with the touch of His finger can send a forest ablazing, or the touch of His feet can cause the earth to shake like a drunken man tossed back to and fro.

This is a very powerful God, but still people play games, they revel in their sin, and drunkeness, and fornication, without any consideration for their very souls.  They behave like pigs, and one sermon I listened to about the Presence of Pigs, said that if you are in the presence of pigs, you begin to tolerate evil.   God does not tolerate evil, and sometimes He wants to hug us and love us, but that treasure is only for the righteous, but the wicked have to suffer in the punishment of His wrath, when He comes to judge and vindicate and bring justice to His Bride.  We are the Bride of Christ, and we belong to Him.

I feel like a voice crying in the wilderness, “Repent, Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!!!!”

The Jealousy of God

 

 

I know a lot of people cannot understand how God can be jealous, and what it means to be jealous.  The thing is that it is a different kind of jealousy than human jealousy.  It is above that standard.  This sermon based on the revelation of Exodus 34 and Song of Solomon 8 builds again on the foundations of the Justice of Christ, and the Treasures of Love posted on in the previous blog postings.  This sermon after watching it – it really shook me.  I did not know what to do with it or myself.  I knew that something needed to change, and I knew it was me.  It stirred up in my heart and continues to stir up this passion and zeal for God, but sometimes we get so caught up in our “idols” or “gods” that we lose sight of what is really important.  That is this love for God and this fire and zeal for the jealous God, and to hunger and thirst after Him, and to be holy like He is holy.  This speaker points out that God is Jealous and that He is also Grace.  I am hoping you are touched the same way, and maybe even to a greater extent than I am.

 

 

And He has called us friends

We all like to have friends.  Wouldn’t it be nice to realize, and come and accept that God wants to be our friend.

In John 15:15 Jesus says that He no longer calls them servants, but He calls them friends because friends know what their master is doing.

John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

Here is a prayer from David, who was a man after God’s own heart, where He was still known as Lord (Adonai) which means Master, and LORD, which is YHWH, which means I AM that I AM.

Prayer for Mercy, with Meditation on the Excellencies of the Lord

A Prayer of David.

86 Bow down Your ear, O Lord, hear me;
For I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am holy;
You are my God;
Save Your servant who trusts in You!
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
For I cry to You all day long.
Rejoice the soul of Your servant,
For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
And attend to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,
For You will answer me.

Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord;
Nor are there any works like Your works.
All nations whom You have made
Shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And shall glorify Your name.
10 For You are great, and do wondrous things;
You alone are God.

11 Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
12 I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore.
13 For great is Your mercy toward me,
And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

14 O God, the proud have risen against me,
And a mob of violent men have sought my life,
And have not set You before them.
15 But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious,
Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.

16 Oh, turn to me, and have mercy on me!
Give Your strength to Your servant,
And save the son of Your maidservant.
17 Show me a sign for good,
That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,
Because You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

The Lord spoke to Moses as a friend, and yet He is called Master, but He speaks to Moses a man speaks to his friend:

11 So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.

These days we take the word friend so casually, to mean just anyone we get along with is our friend, or all our facebook friends, and acquaintances but in Hebrew, friend, meant someone you were intimate like you were knit together, that is the kind of relationship that Moses had with God.  Even then in the Old Testament, most of the people that were called friends turned out to be deceivers and liars, and unworthy, and I think in Proverbs it says someone is cursed for blessing their friend while rising in the early in the morning – Proverbs 27.  But when you look at the way Jesus describes it, friend, was regarded highly by Jesus.

Jesus wants us to know what is in His heart and on His mind.  He wants the fire of God to burn within us.  He wants us to be passionate for Him.  But He wants us to search out the intimate things of God.

The interesting difference between a friend and a master is that with a friend you really have to trust them, but with a master you do what they say because they are in a position of authority and you honor and respect them.  You pretty much have no choice with a master, but with a friend you have a choice that you have to trust them.

Now don’t get me wrong, we should still regard God as the Sovereign God, and our Lord and Master, but there is a deeper relationship that He wants you to have.  He wants you to get to know Him.  I know I did a post on a similar subject before called Jesus the closest companion…but I think we need a refresher course.  Imagine that the God who created the whole universe is not just your friend, but your best friend.

Imagine you ran a red light accidentally and the cop was your best friend, the cop would probably say something like, “Ok, bud, this was wrong, but if I catch you next time, I’ll have to give you one.”

David had favor with Saul for the sake of Jonathan.

Now to put things into proper perspective, God is not just our best friend, but He is our king, and our ruler, and the principle authority figure in our lives.  But He wants us to know Him as our loving Heavenly Father first, but He is also very Holy and He cannot be around sin.  Sin keeps Him away from us.  Let’s take example lying.  Wouldn’t you be mad if someone lied to you?  Wouldn’t you be mad at your children if they didn’t do anything you said and were running a havoc around the house?  Even if you are married if your wife lied to you or she lusted after another man or women if your husband lied to you and lusted after another man, wouldn’t you be upset.  Some marriages people can’t forgive after adultery because they’ve been so hurt, God is the same way.  He doesn’t want you lying to Him or anyone else either, and since the Holy Spirit lives inside of you, He doesn’t want you abusing your body.  He doesn’t want you speaking bad things about His friends.  He wants you to respect and to honor Him as King.  That’s why you should respect and honor and fear Him not because you think He’s going to destroy you or send you to hell – but out of love of the heart.  God looks at intent of the heart.  He looks at motive.

The Bible says “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”

It also says in Ephesians 1:

13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

This verse is conditional to the promise that you trusted in God.  If you don’t trust God as your friend that He really doesn’t want to hurt you.  That He really doesn’t want you to think that He doesn’t care for you, but because He disciplines or chastens you it is for your benefit.  It is so that He is trying to teach you something.  God is always talking, I mean always – everywhere.  Are we really listening to Him?

I’ve had to learn this lesson about trusting God has my friend first instead of one who wants to discipline me.  If your friend tells you, “Hey can you do me a favor?”  And your parents command you to do chores, who are you going to want to obey- your friend or your parents?  It may be the same exact thing.  I guess it depends on your relationship with Him…sometimes He’s your parent and sometimes He’s your friend, but sometimes He’s both.  He likes to play Good Cop and Bad Cop at the same time, but there’s nothing bad about Him, but it is to get you to admit and confess what you did was wrong and take responsibility for it.

Where are your priorities for God’s Kingdom?

This message is primarily for Pastors and leaders that may or not be in full time ministry.  Where do you spend most of your time?  Do you spend most of your time working for money?  Do you spend most of your time in ministry working, thinking that you are doing something for work?  Some leaders spend all their time with their ministry that they neglect their families and then they end up getting divorce or their children often feel neglected.  Don’t get me wrong, ministry work is good, and vital, and should take a very important part in a leader’s life, and even Jesus left His brothers and His mother outside, but sometimes in efforts of being shining lights to the world the most we neglect the very most important people in our lives and then their our home life suffers.

When you are trying to evangelize, and then your child comes to you asking you to pray for them, or maybe just to talk to them, do you turn them away and say that “No” I am too busy.  I just watched the movie “COURAGEOUS” yesterday, and it showed how these fathers learned the lesson of how to be good parents in instilling the Godly authority upon their children’s lives.  SPOILER ALERT:  The main thing that got to me was that the father spent so much time at work, that he didn’t have enough time to spend with his daughter and then his daughter died and then he went through emotional grief.

We don’t want to get to that place where mothers and fathers neglect their time with their children, or husbands neglect their time with their wives or visa versa.  It should be God first, family second, and ministry and/or work.  The way it is for most people is work first, ministry second, God third, family last.  Some people are in ministry and they haven’t sought the presence of God to dwell with them, that when they are in ministry they are just doing legalistic things, and things that just need to get done for the sake of evangelism.  This can be very dangerous.  If you have not repented and sought out God before you enter into ministry, and gotten into ministry, then it won’t matter if there is an interruption from your family members when you are going to minister because God’s presence will help you solve that problem when otherwise you would be operating out of your own flesh.  We should never get into ministry work out of a sense of obligation.  It should be a desire that dwells from the heart and something that comes from the inside that you are willing to lay down if God calls you to do something else and God has a way of interrupting plans.  If you have this mode of “I have to do it this way” and “be stuck in this schedule”, then God has no way of operating through us because essentially His will has to remain dominant in us.  We have to show Agape Love to people around us.  Don’t get into the trap of obligation.  You may have a purpose in fulfilling your ministry, but sometimes your primary purpose is to be a parent and instill values to your children so that when they have problems then they can go and depend on God.  If you don’t have children, then the intimacy that you have with God first, and then your spouse should be expressed in the relationship and I’m not saying that to tell you what to do because I know any better, but I can say that I know what results from people who don’t spend enough time with their families.  That’s what results in crime and violence, suicide, depression, and major problems because parents don’t spend enough time with their families and husbands and wives don’t spend time together realizing that this is a commitment that they have entered into for life.  It’s sad to see that some people will never get beyond where they are because they refuse to see the things that are wrong in their lives and change, I’m preaching to myself on that one.  Sometimes we see but there is so much of our own flesh in there and pride, that is not willing to subject to God and His ways and it all becomes about head knowledge and not a heart transformation.  What we need is a real heart transformation from God and that is what can help us to determine priorities.  As long as we don’t see the things that are dangerous and obstacles in our lives and the things that can become stumbling blocks, then the enemy will use our own weaknesses against us.  That is why it is good to have a good prayer life.

The Bible says “Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness and the rest shall be added unto you.”  That is His way of doing things and His way of entering into His Presence.  He knows all the people’s needs.  You may have so many people that you want to evangelize or minister to, but sometimes if you have someone with a broken heart at home, then you haven’t really listened to God about what is important.  That’s why it is good for families to have a family altar, where they bring their needs and discussions before God, and discuss His Word and pray as a family so that they can grow closer together.  That may be difficult to do when some of the members of the family are not saved yet, but the ones that are should be as living examples of the light of Christ in whatever the believers in the household do.  Sometimes parents get tired of giving love to their kids especially when they are older, but as the movie COURAGEOUS talks about, the parents have to let the child know that they are adults.  If you have a ministry and you want to encourage your children and your household to have the Presence of God on your lives, then I encourage you to have a family altar.

 

The Book of Joshua says, “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”  This is the meditation for today.

 

Do not believe in false “Christs”- Jesus has not come back or reincarnated

After seeing a headline of an article in the news – that Jesus has come back in another place – I want to point out very clearly what Jesus said in Matthew 24:23-27:

23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.
26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Jesus said very clearly when He comes back He will be as lightning until then no one will be able to see Him.  Anyone and I mean anyone who claims to be Jesus and goes against His Word, is a liar.

After Jesus came back from the Mount of Transfiguration He said, “Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”

The apostles knew that Jesus was going to rise from the dead so they were expecting to see that.  But about the end of the age, which is the last times, He made it very clear, that He will be as lightning coming from the east flashing to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

There is no mincing of words here.  There is no room for misinterpretation.  If you are deceived in the last days into believing that anyone claiming to be Jesus, there is great trouble ahead for you because no one is Jesus is accept for the One who sits at on the throne, and will be coming as lightning is from the east to west.

Anyone who comes saying that they are Jesus is a false “Christ” or even an AntiChrist and may even be the Anti Christ so don’t be deceived into believing in them.  So if you see an interview or see an article popping up showing that someone has done all these miraculous things, or whose philosophies sound convincing, or even live a pious and holy life, don’t believe it because John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God and the Word was God.”  That Word, is the written word Logos.  His Word is also exalted above His name.

Time is getting short people.  See that you do not be deceived.